This incredibly beautiful Xbox controller is finally reduced — but not for long!

Dream Vapor Xbox controller
(Image credit: Jennifer Young)

The Xbox Dream Vapor Special Edition made its grand entrance into the market on February 6th. Despite its allure, I held off, knowing it would inevitably be mine once the price dropped. Today, that moment has arrived—sooner than expected (and just a week after my boyfriend splurged on it for my birthday—shh, it’ll be our little secret). It’s not a massive discount, but this pale pink, hazy beauty is barely a month old, and you can snag it for $12 less at Best Buy.

Dream Vapor Special Edition Xbox controller | $69.99 now $57.99 at Best Buy

Dream Vapor Special Edition Xbox controller | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmicrosoft-xbox-wireless-controller-for-xbox-series-x-xbox-series-s-xbox-one-windows-devices-dream-vapor-special-edition%2F6570492.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">was $69.99 now $57.99 at Best Buy

Vaporize your competition, or just sit and stare at its beautiful pink and purple swirls. The Dream Vapor is the latest in the Vapor range and features the rubberized grips of the much more expensive Elites. Compatible with Xbox, Windows, Android and iOS.

<a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FXbox-Wireless-Controller-Dream-Vapor-Bluetooth-Connectivity-New-Hybrid-D-Pad-Share-Button-Featuring-Textured-Grip-Easily-Pair-Switch-Between-Devices%2F5312365505" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Also $57.99 at Walmart

✅Perfect for: If you want a wireless controller compatible with a wide range of devices like Xbox, Windows PC, iOS and Android. With a share button for quick screen shots and the best ergonomic design in the business, there's a reason this controller is so beloved.

❌Avoid it if: You prefer a controller with pro features like back buttons or adjustable thumb sticks.

💰Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0CQKJ93KB%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$57.99 at Amazon too

Fall in love with the Dream Vapor Special Edition

You have to see this controller to believe it. I’ve captured some shots in natural daylight to showcase its enchanting dusky pink hue. The Dream Vapor’s charm lies in the moody purple swirls that give it a sense of perpetual motion. Each controller features a unique swirl pattern, ensuring yours is one-of-a-kind. If your significant other questions your impulsive buy, just say, “Babe, it’s not just a controller, it’s art.” That was my line, at least until I raved about it so much that my partner gifted it to me for my birthday. And yes, it’s been discounted a week later—but let’s keep that between us.

While it’s part of the standard range, the Vapor controllers boast those incredibly comfy rubberized grips. It’s the kind of comfort you’d expect from premium controllers like the Elite Core Series 2 or Xbox Elite, yet here it is, available for a fraction of the price.

Although blue isn’t usually my go-to, the Dream Vapor has won me over, and now I’m on the hunt for its sibling, the Storm Vapor. Sadly, it’s still at full price, but as luck would have it, a variety of other colors are currently going for as low as $44 on Amazon if the Dream Vapor isn't your cup of tea, or should that be cup of strawberry milkshake?

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather.